GENERIC SUBMISSION – Response to Companion Animals Taskforce Discussion Paper

In August 2011 The New South Wales government established a Companion Animals Taskforce and has produced a Discussion Paper. Submissions are due by 1 July 2012. http://www.dlg.nsw.gov.au/dlg/dlghome/dlg_generalindex.asp?sectionid=1&areaindex=CATASK&documenttype=8&mi=9&ml=10 This document submission below was a collaborate effort with input from around 30 people very concerned with the high kill rates of cats and dogs in NSW. PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. Input … [Read more...]

Animal Welfare Legislation Bill (ACT)

Media Release GREENS CALL ON DOG-LOVING MLAS’ SUPPORT FOR BILL 15th February 2012 7:28 am The Greens will table a bill today which addresses unregulated and inhumane breeding and selling of cats and dogs in the ACT. “We have to act to reduce the abandonment, suffering and euthanizing of thousands of animals in Canberra every year,” Greens TAMS spokesperson, Caroline Le Couteur MLA, said today. Tragically, the TAMS Domestic Animal Service euthanised 210 dogs in 2010/11, and … [Read more...]

Margaret Michael claims harassment by body corporate chairman Steve Bredhauer, former transport minister, over pet toy poodle

Kay Dibben From: The Sunday Mail (Qld) October 16, 2011 12:00AM IT was a dog fight of monumental proportions. In one corner was the ex-politician living in his penthouse. In the other, the 83-year-old pensioner and her pet poodle. Widow Margaret Michael claims she was harassed for months by the body corporate chairman of her South Bank unit complex after her daughter gave her the toy poodle late last year. The body corporate boss is former transport minister Steve Bredhauer who, … [Read more...]

Greyhound trainer banned from keeping animals

A Greyhound trainer has been banned from keeping animals after giving dogs Viagra to speed it up and cannabis to slow it down. By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 11:33 AM on 10th August 2011 A greyhound trainer who pumped his dog full of Viagra to make him 'run his head off' at unlicensed races has been banned from keeping dogs for life. Anthony Gregory Fowler, from Stockton-on-Tees, also gave his greyhound cannabis to slow him down, allowing him to profit from wins when the … [Read more...]